How does one compete in Japan if they are unable to obtain Japanese games?
So few words, Yet so very wrong.
Well step one would be.. making one. Or partnering with one. Or not turning them down. There are reports saying MS turned down Genshin impact while it was in development. Oh and I'm simply going to laugh at FF14 some more.
If all of Japan refuses to partner with you - aren't you the bigger problem? You have billions on billions but every Japanese company doesn't want to work with you?
And that of course ignores that Xbox DOES get games. They got the latest released FF game. They got star ocean. They some how got Octopath.
I found an IGN article about Xbox relationship with Japan. Talks about how they released the Xbox early in Japan. They did marketing and did a lot of reaching out. Then in the xbox 360 they did deals like with Lost Odyssey and Blue dragon etc.
And then made every possible mistake you can make with Xbox one. For example apparently they didn't release it in Japan until TEN MONTHS later. They also did a poor job with releasing games in Japan (so much so that people started importing from the US). And apparently did poor translations etc.
They dropped off in a huge big way.
You cant make deals if deals are already in place.
An example of a Rumour is some are claiming Sony charge devs if they release outside of PS. This is why an investigation needs to be made.
Why cant Xbox get Japanese devs? This isnt the X1 generation. The Series X/S are selling pretty well. Its very strange that devs arent double dipping for extra sales on both platforms.
Sony claimed Nintendo isnt competition which means they have zero competition in Japan.
Again we will find out more with the JFTC
Last edited by Azzanation - on 28 March 2023